Thank you to everyone that reached out with overwhelming support for my next chapter with my family in Australia. This decision wasn't an easy one because I enjoy working at the VBR. I am incredibly thankful for the experience that will help me in my future. I believe that the future for VBR is bright, and I have enjoyed leading the organization to be highly respected. Being part of the REALTOR®️ family is genuinely inspiring.
Before my last day, we have a busy three months in store. One big project coming in the two weeks is converting our membership database to a system called Growth Zone. This will help the VBR team internally keep track of all our member contact information and save us time. As a member, the benefits of this new system include an easier way to signup for classes and events and pay monthly bills. It also provides an easy-to-use directory of Affiliate and Realtor®️ members and communication tools. We will share more information in the next two weeks as we convert to this new platform.
On another note, I want to remind those that haven't responded to the Welcome Home Bag Survey. The last chance to provide us with feedback is Friday, May 21. Please use the link below. Your feedback is crucial for us to decide if this program will continue.
Have a great week,
Erica Kirk
Find trusted industry-related partners in the Vail Board of Realtors®' Affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor® and Affiliate members. You can also view current membership numbers.
Committee members graciously volunteer their time to help strengthen the association's events, services, member offerings, and strategic plan initiatives.

Eagle County Public Health and Environment (ECPHE) intends to lift all local public health orders related to COVID-19 as of May 19, more than a week earlier than expected. 

The eight graduates from the four-month training and development program include a VBR Realtor member.

Bennet, Neguse seeking to formalize Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership. From the Vail Daily.
While housing affordability remains an area to watch as prices continue to rise, strong buyer demand and limited housing supply show no signs of easing soon. Click the image below to see a full report of statistics.
Important: For ALL online classes hosted by the VBR, links to attend will be sent to registrants prior to the class. Attendees MUST be on camera and present (not distracted, driving, etc..) for the entire duration to receive CE credit.
The VBR is providing ALL VBR education classes to our members for FREE in 2021. Classes MUST be VBR hosted classes to qualify.
The National Association of Realtors®️' Code of Ethics cycle ENDS December 31, 2021 for all REALTOR®️ and Appraiser members. Not sure if you've taken Ethics in this cycle? You can check with NAR.
NAR Code of Ethics (Live Online)
Thursday, May 20, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4 CE credits
Instructor: Charity Vermeer
NAR Code of Ethics (Live Online)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4 CE credits
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
REALFire/Wildfire Awareness (Live Online)
Vail Pro Designation
Monday, June 7
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
2 CE credits and 2 Vail Pro credits

The REALFire® Program offers free wildfire mitigation to Eagle County property owners. This informational session features a panel of wildfire and insurance experts. Visit to learn more about the REALFire Program.

Open to all members, this course helps you qualify for the Vail Pro Designation.
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation
Tuesday, June 8 (Live Online)
9:00 to 11:00 a.m
Instructor: Nikki Maline, Walking Mountains Science Center
2 Vail Pro credits and 2 CE

Prioritizing energy efficiency features of a home represents an opportunity for Realtors® to expand their business as well as for Appraisers to increase their fee per home. Open to all members, this course helps you qualify for thVail Pro Designation.
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques (CRS)
Limited Classroom
Wed, June 9
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rich Sands
8 CE credits and 8 Vail Pro credits.

Through highly interactive role-playing activities, you will develop and practice scripts that can prepare you to successfully negotiate with all parties in a transaction, including clients, other agents, and service providers. Open to all Brokers, this course helps you qualify for the Certified Residential Specialist and Vail Pro Designations.
At Home With Diversity Certification
Live Online
Wed, June 23 & Thurs, March 24
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. BOTH DAYS
Instructor: Leigh York
6 CE credits and 8 Vail Pro credits.

What You Gain
  • Knowledge of the subtleties of U.S. fair housing laws
  • Business etiquette for specific cultures
  • An edge in expanding your business to include international clienteleCredit towards the ABR®, CIPS, and PMN designations
Free wildfire property assessments are available

Before a wildfire threatens your area, prepare yourself and your family. Think through an escape route - including alternate routes. Also, it’s important to have household pets and horses ready year-round for a potential wildfire evacuation. Find helpful tips for a pet emergency kit here.

Visit for information on FREE wildfire mitigation property assessments for Eagle County residents.

We'll host a panel of wildfire experts on Monday, June 7, live on Zoom! This free presentation includes info on the REALFire Program.
2021 Academic Scholarship applications being accepted

Applications are being accepted for the VBR Foundation's Academic Scholarship. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 18.

In 2020, 21 students received grants in amounts up to $2,000 to attend a college, university or accredited educational institution of higher learning. Please share this program with Eagle County resident students.
CAR's Legal Bites

Wondering what the new "Clear" status on the COVID-19 color dial means for real estate? Scott Peterson from the Colorado Association of Realtors discusses questions in regards to real estate and the removal of the mask mandate in most areas.
Inspection Insanity

In this edition of Legal Bites, Scott Peterson discusses the inspection waivers in this hot market and the possible impact on Sellers...not just on the Buyers of the property.

After experiencing ID theft firsthand in 2004, presenter Alex Gardner decided to become a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and has been part of a group that’s been researching ID theft for over 17 years.

Don't miss this free webinar on Wednesday, June 23 at 12:00 p.m. MT.
VVP Community Issues Bootcamp
First session starting May 26th

Join the Vail Valley Partnership for its Community Issues Bootcamp - an opportunity to dive deep into the current issues that are defining the future of Eagle County. Each topic will be led by local and regional experts and features a “takeaway” comprised of information and strategies that you can start to implement immediately around each of these topics. 
CAR Fair Housing Event

Join the Colorado Association of Realtors®️ for a free opportunity to learn about Fair Housing, and how the real estate community can help consumers pursue their dream of homeownership.

Weds, June 16
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Eagle County to lift local public health orders May 19

The county intends to lift all local public health orders related to COVID-19 as of May 19. Residents and guests are reminded that the county is still subject to any statewide and federal public health regulations in place, including mask requirements in some circumstances. 
Currently, Eagle County is at Level Green/Blue on to the COVID-19 Dial.

Please continue following Safe Showing practices until notification from DORA.
Introducing an updated version of the Welcome Home Campaign Toolkit, a collection of graphics and messages that invite our second-home owners to relocate to Eagle County.

Please use these to connect with second-home owners and together we will lead our community toward a new definition of sustainable, long-term economic health.
The Welcome Home Bag Program is a FREE benefit is available for VBR REALTOR® members who sell a home.

The bag is a great gift for your buyer clients. Each cooler bag includes a picnic blanket, cutting board, set of wine tumblers, and a reusable shopping tote.

Please call 766-1028 or email to schedule a pick-up.
Member Benefits & Programs
As a member of VBR, your membership includes National, State, and Local. We help provide the tools to enhance professionalism in the real estate industry.
Education Quick Link

There is no single entity that keeps track of all the education you have taken. Please keep organized, keep paper or virtual copies of certificates.
Increase your local knowledge in the real estate industry and become a local expert! The Vail Pro Designation is an educational program open to ALL VBR Realtor and Affiliate members!
Association Executive

Vail MLS Director

Member Services Manager

Melanie McKinney Education & Marketing Manager
Vail Board of Realtors
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